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Tuesday, June 07, 2005
  Blogs: Not terribly powerful, just powerful enough to upset autocrats
Some interesting news out today on the political impact of blogs.

First, the Chinese government has required all blogs to register or face a 1 million yuan (about $150,000) fine. Apparently the Chinese is a tad concerned about all that free information floating around.

Conversely, an American study reveals blogs only have a marked political impact (as with Rathergate) in conjunction with a variety of other political factors.

The study did find many journalists in conventional media rely on bloggers to break big stories. So write on, blogger-brethren. Apparently, we've got all the best news.
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Jack of all trades, master of none, Graeme is many things to many people. Unfortunately, none of them find him very life-affirming in any capacity. He is a freelance writer, broadcaster, amateur cryptozoologist and occasional political commentator late of London, England and now based in Toronto. Most of the time, he's confused. And a little hungry. But mostly just confused and somewhat uncomfortable writing in the third person.

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